Detective Chief Superintendent (Crime & Criminal Justice)

South Wales Police
Police Officer - Internal
K Crime & Criminal Justice
Crime & Criminal Justice
Detective Chief Superintendent

15/03/2024, 15:00





A promotion opportunity has arisen for serving substantive Superintendents to the rank of Detective Chief Superintendent (Crime and Criminal Justice) within South Wales Police. 


So, if you are ready for the next challenge in your career or know you have the skills to thrive in a new role, take advantage of this promotion opportunity now available within South Wales Police.


Our vision is to be the best at understanding and responding to our communities’ needs, which we will achieve through the commitment and participation of all our employees.   


Our values are about the way we work together to achieve our vision and they underpin everything we do.  We see the involvement of our staff in shaping our organisation as being essential to our success, which is why our staff have created our three organisational values:


We want to be a PROFESSIONAL organisation with staff who are honest, take ownership and show respect.


We want our staff to be PROUD of our organisation, of the communities they serve and of themselves.


We want our organisation to be POSITIVE, to respond to people and their concerns, to be reliable and to be caring.


If you can meet our vision, we are currently seeking applications from officers interested in applying to South Wales Police.


Eligibility Criteria


A substantive Detective Superintendent who has been promoted for 12 months or more at the closing date.


A minimum of COP PIP2 Manager accreditation and willingness to work towards PIP4. 


Completion of the Senior Investigating Officer Course and associated modules.


Be able to demonstrate experience of commanding major and serious organised crime.

Experience in the management of Strategic and Complex investigations.


Satisfactory Appraisals over the last 2 years (please email

Not subject to any current live written warning or final written warning issued under the Police (Conduct) Regulations.


Not subject to any live Written Improvement Notices for performance or attendance issued under Police (Performance) Regulations or a reduction in rank under those procedures in the previous 18 months.


An acceptable level of attendance.



Selection process


Providing you meet the above criteria your application will be considered, and the process includes:

  • Endorsement from your Head of Department / relevant Chief Officer if external applicant that you are ready for promotion to the next rank.
  • Shortlisting process
  • Familiarisation event
  • Stakeholder panel
  • Force interview & assessment board (consisting of Chief Constable, Assistant Chief Constable and Assistant Director of HR).
  • Any offer of appointment will be subject to satisfactory references, vetting and continued good conduct and maintenance of fitness. External candidates will in addition be subject to a medical examination and vetting.
  • Chief Constable final ratification.


Level 2 Welsh is required however if you do not have this, you would be expected to reach Level 2 within 12 months of you promotion appointment.

Successful candidates must be prepared to undergo vetting to MV/SC level.


As an equal opportunities’ employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as ethnically diverse candidates are currently under-represented within the Force, and you are from an ethnically diverse background we  would particularly welcome your application.


Completed applications


Please submit an online application form by 15:00 hours on 15th March 2024.  Late applications will not be considered.


Applicants should note that should be successful at the shortlisting stage, they will be expected to be available to attend the Stakeholder Panel on 15th March 2024, followed by the formal interview on the same day. 


Click here  for information on how to complete our online application process

This opportunity is closed to applications.